It’s almost impossible to get through the warmer months of the year without relying on your AC system to keep the interior of your home cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, this normally leads to increased energy bills because the system is continuously running during the day and night. Here are a few ways to save money on your cooling bills this summer.
Change the Air Filter Regularly
A dirty air filter means that the AC system will have less airflow and will work harder to function, which leads to increased energy usage. Depending on how much the system is running, you’ll need to change the air filter every two to three months. If you can’t see any light coming through the filter, it’s a sign that the product needs to be tossed out.
Clean the Coils
Many people don’t realize that they often spend more money than necessary on their cooling equipment due to dirty coils. Make it a point to clean the coils on the air conditioning unit once each week during the summer season. Look for any leaves and debris that need to be removed. Shut off the power and thoroughly vacuum all the fins or hose them off with water. Keeping the surrounding plants trimmed back will also prevent excess leaves or twigs from having contact with the unit.
Upgrade to More Energy-Efficient Equipment
If your system is more than 10 years old, it may no longer be performing optimally, and it certainly isn’t as efficient as the new models. Depending on your equipment’s performance, you may wish to consider installing a new system. This could save you a significant amount on your utility bills. Rather than replacing the entire system, however, you may be able to achieve better performance by merely replacing certain components. To assess these possibilities, consult with knowledgeable professionals in the field.
Reputable Air Conditioning Experts
Contact David White Services today to learn more about how to save money on your cooling bills during the warmer months of the year. We have offices in Athens and Lancaster. Our qualified, trained and certified technicians can keep your AC system operating at peak efficiency when you need it most. We perform a full range of heating and cooling installation, maintenance, and repair.